Sheriff's Office seeks tips after men rob banks

Published April 21, 2007

Pasco Sheriff's detectives are looking for a couple of bandits who robbed two banks Friday in apparently unrelated crimes.

The most recent robbery occurred at the Wachovia Bank, 14048 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Preliminary reports show that at 2:25 p.m., a white man entered the bank and showed a note demanding money to one of the tellers.

No weapon was seen and no one was hurt. The robber took money and was last seen heading toward the Winn-Dixie on foot.

He is described as about 20 to 25, thin build, orange-yellow hair, with an earring in his left ear and tattoos on his face. He had on a blue and white shirt.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-854-2862.

Meanwhile, in Zephyrhills, investigators are looking for a man who robbed a SunTrust branch.

At about 10:05 a.m., a white man walked into the bank at 34511 State Road 54, brandished a knife and demanded money.

No one was hurt in the robbery, and the bandit escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen leaving the parking lot in a green compact Ford.

He is described as about 5-feet, 10-inches tall, in his late 20s or early 30s, with a medium build, wearing a white T-shirt underneath a black short-sleeved shirt, a dark-colored baseball cap, blue jeans and dark sunglasses.

Anyone with any information about the Zephyrhills case is asked to contact Detective Alan Proctor at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 5015.